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Miami Extends Mark Richt Through 2023

Alex Donno
May 03, 2018 - 11:04 am

Head football coach Mark Richt is off to a 19-7 start in his first two seasons at his alma mater. In 2017, Richt led the Hurricanes to ten wins and an Orange Bowl appearance. 

Leading the Canes to double-digit victories for the first time since 2003 did not go unnoticed. On Thursday, the University announced an extension that will keep Richt under contract through 2023. 

From UM Sports Communications:

“Mark has done a phenomenal job of building this program – and generating enthusiasm for this program – since the day he arrived back on campus,”Athetic Director Blake James said. “We look forward to continued success under his watch, both on and off the field, for many years to come.”

Richt has posted a 19-7 record in his first two seasons at UM, leading the Hurricanes to a 10-3 record last season – the program’s first 10-win season since 2003. Miami appeared in the ACC Championship Game as Coastal Division champions for the first time, and also played in the Capital One Orange Bowl for the first time since 2004. For his efforts, Richt was named both 2017 ACC Coach of the Year and Walter Camp National Coach of the Year.

“We’re excited about where this program is headed,” Richt said. “I want to thank Blake James, Jennifer Strawley and our entire athletics administration for supporting our coaches, staff and student-athletes, ensuring that we’re committed to building on the great legacy of Hurricanes football.

“Miami is not only my alma mater, it is home to me and my family. It’s a blessing to live and work in paradise.”

Richt has an overall record of 164-58 in 17 years as a college head coach.